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Garnethill Maureen O Donnell wakes up one morning to find her therapist boyfriend murdered in the middle of her living room and herself a prime suspect in a murder case Determined to clear her name, Maureen undertakes her own investigation and learns of a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital She soon uncovers a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could clear her name or make her the next victim A shattering first novelyou can t look away from it Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review This is the reason we read mysteries Rocky Mountain News This raw, powerful story is an exceptional debut Kansas City Star Mina writes with a pen dipped alternately in gallows humor and rage Kirkus Reviews


10 thoughts on “Garnethill

  1. says:

    Wow Just wow This is enough to make you use some silly acronym like WTF when you re rathersomeone who would just like to use the explicit phrase It was all going so well, I was thinking Wow just wow in an awesome way then I got to the literal last page of this book my head kind of exploded.If you re not into spoilers for this book, I am going to tell you what the last page


  2. says:

    This is the book that made me fall in love with Denise Mina She s a terrific social commentator and does all the things good crime fiction should always do talk about characters and how their lives are changed for the better or worse by acts of violence.


  3. says:

    I had mixed feelings about Garnethill Mina is clearly a skilled writer and the story is well plotted, with some nice twists and tension points, and is particularly strong on characterization It also has a nice sense of place and contextualisation with respect to incest, abuse, family feuds, friendship and mental health issues The full complexity of Maureen as a character shi


  4. says:

    A Solid First Effort 3 Stars Having read some of Denise Mina s later works, I know her a good writer with vibrant characters Knowing this was her first novel, I lowered my expectation While I thought it was a good novel, it was by no means great The story had sturdy bones but it was not always well fleshed out Plot Summary After a drunken night with a friend, Maureen O Donnel


  5. says:

    Garnethill is a good example of a first novel in series that works and works well The main character in this story is a young woman, Maureen O Donnell Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the back story finds Maureen in a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown for reasons explained but which I will not go into here , and as this story opens, she s home again, with a job and in an affair


  6. says:

    Maureen O Donnell, the daughter of a severely dysfunctional family, has recently left the psychiatric hospital where she has been treated as a victim of sexual abuse She lives in Garnethill, a suburb of Glasgow, and begins an affair with one of the therapists at the hospital, Douglas Brady One night after working at her dead end job, Maureen goes out with a girlfriend and gets


  7. says:

    Garnet Hill is the first book in a trilogy, it won the John Creasey Award for Best First Crime Novel The story is set in Glasgow and Millport, Scotland A woman named Maureen O Donnell finds a body in her living room, it is Douglas Brady, her married boyfriend Maureen is a child abuse survivor and had spent time in a psychiatric hospital The police suspect her and her drug dealin


  8. says:

    Denise Mina is an author I ve been meaning to read for quite some time As a fan of British crime thrillers, I m always looking for new authors to try, and Denise Mina is an author to have been mentioned many times in the past Thus, I decided to dive in with the Garnethill trilogy.I ll be completely honest and say I wasn t won over by this one I found this one very difficult to ge


  9. says:

    Denise Mina is a true treasure of a discovery Her books are primarily set in or around Glasgow, and remind me very much of Ian Rankin s Rebus series Her protagonists are all female, most of them of the Irish minority in Glasgow, poor, and heavy drinkers They do seem to have a gift for finding themselves in incredibly awkward situations But Mina has an wonderful gift for characteri


  10. says:

    Intense, taut psychological thriller many wounded, twisted characters with the desire to survive past and present tragedies This book is well written and presents a very believable, gritty protagonist named Maureen a victim of familial abuse that haunt her past and ignite her current lifestyle Engrossing, hard to put down, but very disturbing in content.


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